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Poster: boat man Date: Jun 13, 2014 12:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A forgotten vault relesse , 'Go to Nassau' 5/15-16/80

What about that stunning "Althea"; or the Peg solo. The fat man at his best.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jun 14, 2014 8:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A forgotten vault relesse , 'Go to Nassau' 5/15-16/80

The Althea is good , but I think it go better in the next few years . But yes this is a nice one . I'm pretty persnickety about Peggy-O . I like the solo here, and it's a fine version for the era ; but compared to the tremendous versions from77 (even 78) , I feel it lost the hypnotic sweetness (and some of Garcia's mot ecstatic solos ) it had in those early peak Peggy years . My 2cents .

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Poster: Shug909 Date: Jun 14, 2014 9:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A forgotten vault relesse , 'Go to Nassau' 5/15-16/80

The Go To Heaven songs are played well, but I agree, they developed more fully in the next few years. For example, Stranger in 1980 had a lazier, looseness and the ending was not yet really sharp and tight like it would become. It usually took new Dead songs a few years to really develop in their live arrangements, they usually became more powerful once they'd been played for a few years, I think. But these versions are fine and the sound is really good. I listened again yesterday, I'd recommend this album.